Predators in the Timbavati Game Reserve It was the 1st of October 2012, we were busy with our afternoon game drive. So far the drive had been pleasant, we had seen two nice herds of elephants, harry the hippo, plenty Impala and a few interesting birds. It was getting to that time of the day [...]
Buffalo Carcass, Timbavati Game Reserve On a lovely July morning, while on a game drive in the Timbavati Game Reserve, my guests and I picked up on a rather displeasing smell. Now, as all guides know, the smell of rotting flesh usually means that there is a kill close by. This particular smell caught my [...]
Timbavati Reserve, Leopard Orchids It’s not only about the Big 5 when you come and visit the bush. There is a very special plant you must she when you come and visit Shindzela…. The Leopard Orchid, Timbavati Reserve Orchids are an ancient family of plants comprising of about 18000 species worldwide. The Leopard Orchid is [...]
Butterflies that are found around the Shindzela Garden: Summer is a better time of year to see all sorts of interesting butterflies, but even this time of year you can find some of the following stunning little insects in the Shindzela garden, Timbavati Game Reserve.
Lions face real dangers when hunting A few weeks ago, back in the middle of July, we came across a lioness that had come across to the Timbavati Game Reserve, from the Orpen area in the Kruger National Park. We found her standing bravely on the top of a termite mound looking gorgeous as all [...]
Spotted Hyena, images taken in the Timbavati Game Reserve We wanted to share some images of spotted hyena, taken at Shindzela Safari Camp in the Timbavati. Read more about these amazing animals in our earlier Blog Post.
Side Stripe Jackal in the Timbavati Game Reserve A very near and dear friend to any safari camp! Their Scientific name: Canis Adustus (Makes you sound very clever out on game drive with your guide, I have tried it and it works!) We have been lucky to have a paid of side striped jackals who [...]
Timbavati Game Reserve – lions The Timbavati Reserve is home to Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, and this week we have had excellent lion sightings and would like to share our images – all taken by Monika who has been guiding in camp. Earlier, this week, lions killed a buffalo, and various different lions have been feeding off this [...]
The Last of the camera traps at our safari camp (by Peter Breedveld) As most of you all will know, we recently put up a camera trap around the safari camp, hoping to catch some of the game visiting us unnoticed. So far, our most regular nocturnal visitors have been Jackal, Porcupine and Hyena. In [...]
Joing us for a Walking Safari, in the greater Kruger We thought we would share some images from one of our walking safari activities. These walking safari images were kindly sent in from G. Toth, and guests who travelled to Shindzela in April 2012. Seen guiding are Mike and Monica from Shindzela. Our Kruger walking safari [...]